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FloridaCriminal Defense Lawyers in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida

The United States Constitution grants important rights to any person accused of a crime including due process, the right to a fair and speedy trial, the right to representation by counsel, the right to remain silent and to be free of unreasonable searches and seizures.


When choosing a criminal defense attorney in Florida, consider the lawyer's training, experience, ratings and reviews. Attorneys that practice within the criminal justice system tend to focus on certain types of cases in either state or federal court.


Most criminal defense attorneys provide a free consultation to discuss the facts of your case and defenses that might apply. Before you decide on which attorney to hire, meet with several different attorneys in their office to discuss the case and the attorney fees required for representation.


Once you decide which attorney to hire, make sure you and the attorney sign a written fee agreement or contract that describes the attorney fees required at each stage of the case including during pre-trial negotiations, motion hearings and a bench or jury trial.


A criminal defense lawyer in Florida should fight to protect the rights of his or her client in a criminal case against felony or misdemeanor charges... Read more »

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Steven Kenneth Bell

Steven Kenneth Bell
Meltzer & Bell, P.A.
515 N Flagler Dr #240
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Call 561-557-8686
Award-winning defense attorney defending the rights of southern Floridians.... read more >
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National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Steven Kenneth Bell
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DUI Defense Lawyers Association
Steven Kenneth Bell
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National College for DUI Defense
Steven Kenneth Bell
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Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
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Broward Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
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Lawrence Michael Meltzer

Lawrence Michael Meltzer
Meltzer & Bell, P.A.
400 SE 9th St
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
Call 954-745-7457
Broward County Criminal Defense Attorney... read more >
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Lawrence Michael Meltzer
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Lawrence Michael Meltzer
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National College for DUI Defense
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Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
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Michael Salnick

Michael Salnick
250 S Australian Ave Suite 1203
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Licensed for 40 years, Michael Salnick is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Northern Illinois University College of Law... read more >

John Eric Romano

John Eric Romano
Romano Law Group
1005 Lake Ave
Lake Worth, FL 33460
Licensed for 22 years, John Eric Romano is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer who attended Stetson University College of Law... read more >

Jonathan Harry Wasserman

Jonathan Harry Wasserman
The Law Office of Jonathan Wasserman, PA
560 Village Blvd Suite 240
West Palm Beach, FL 33409
Licensed for 22 years, Jonathan Harry Wasserman is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended University of Florida Levin College of Law... read more >

W Grey Tesh

W Grey Tesh
Criminal & injury law offices of Grey Tesh
515 N. Flagler Dr. Ste P-300
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Licensed for 18 years, W Grey Tesh is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer who attended Shepard Broad Law Center - Nova Southeaste... read more >

Matthew Phillip Konecky

Matthew Phillip Konecky
4440 PGA Blvd Suite 600
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410
Licensed for 17 years, Matthew Phillip Konecky is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer who attended Nova Southeastern University -... read more >

Renier Ray Ledezma

Renier Ray Ledezma
Ledezma Law Firm
4440 PGA Blvd Suite 600
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410
Licensed for 10 years, Renier Ray Ledezma is a Criminal Defense and Family Law lawyer who attended Thomas Jefferson School of Law... read more >

Larry Donald Murrell Jr

Larry Donald Murrell Jr
L.D. Murrell, P.A.
400 Executive Center Dr Suite 201
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Licensed for 38 years, Larry Donald Murrell Jr is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Mitchell Jay Beers

Mitchell Jay Beers
11380 Prosperity Farms Rd Suite 204
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410
Licensed for 44 years, Mitchell Jay Beers is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Salmon P. Chase College of Law - Northern Kentucky Univ... read more >

Ian Jeremy Goldstein

Ian Jeremy Goldstein
515 N Flagler Dr Suite 910
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Licensed for 23 years, Ian Jeremy Goldstein is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer who attended Florida State University College ... read more >

Robert James Watson

Robert James Watson
3601 SE Ocean Blvd Suite 4
Stuart, FL 34996
Licensed for 40 years, Robert James Watson is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended University of Florida Levin College of Law... read more >

Carol Stafford Haughwout

Carol Stafford Haughwout
421 3rd St
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Licensed for 36 years, Carol Stafford Haughwout is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Florida State University College of Law... read more >

Heather Rose Cramer

Heather Rose Cramer
3507 Kyoto Gardens Dr Suite 600
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410
Licensed for 28 years, Heather Rose Cramer is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended University of Miami School of Law... read more >

John Frederick Pauly Jr

John Frederick Pauly Jr
10 Tournament Blvd
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418
Licensed for 26 years, John Frederick Pauly Jr is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Florida State University College of Law... read more >

Peter Grable

Peter Grable
11380 Prosperity Farms Rd
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410
Licensed for 38 years, Peter Grable is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Robert H. McKinney School of Law - Indiana University... read more >

David William Olson

David William Olson
250 S Australian Ave #1400
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Licensed for 36 years, David William Olson is a Criminal Defense and Marijuana Defense lawyer who attended The University of Florida School... read more >

Gregg Stuart Lerman

Gregg Stuart Lerman
330 Clematis St Suite 209
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Licensed for 34 years, Gregg Stuart Lerman is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Shepard Broad Law Center - Nova Southeastern Universit... read more >

Michelle Merson

Michelle Merson
Misdemeanor Clinic
980 N. Federal Hwy; Suite 110
Boca Raton, FL 33432
Licensed for 26 years, Michelle Merson is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Nova Southeastern Law School... read more >

Jo Ann Barone

Jo Ann Barone
249 Royal Palm Way Suite 302
Palm Beach, FL 33480
Licensed for 28 years, Jo Ann Barone is a Administrative Law and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Florida State University College of L... read more >

Joseph R Atterbury

Joseph R Atterbury
Atterbury Goldberger Et Al
250 S Australian Ave Suite 1400
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Licensed for 41 years, Joseph R Atterbury is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended University of Miami School of Law... read more >

Gregory Morse

Gregory Morse
707 N. Flagler Dr.
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Licensed for 18 years, Gregory Morse is a Criminal Defense and Marijuana Defense lawyer who attended New York Law School... read more >

Ira David Karmelin

Ira David Karmelin
3897 Haverhill Rd Suite 203
West Palm Beach, FL 33417
Licensed for 27 years, Ira David Karmelin is a Criminal Defense and Criminal Appellate Law lawyer who attended Shepard Broad Law Center - N... read more >

Kenneth Nolan Johnson

Kenneth Nolan Johnson
4400 PGA Boulevard Suite 240
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410
Licensed for 24 years, Kenneth Nolan Johnson is a Criminal Defense and Business Law lawyer who attended University of North Dakota School o... read more >

Jason Samuel Weiss

Jason Samuel Weiss
250 S Australian Ave Suite 1400
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Licensed for 23 years, Jason Samuel Weiss is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Florida State University College of Law... read more >

James L Eisenberg

James L Eisenberg
194 Almeria Rd Suite 704
West Palm Beach, FL 33405
Licensed for 43 years, James L Eisenberg is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Jennifer Kaufman Lesser

Jennifer Kaufman Lesser
1 Glencairn Ct
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418
Licensed for 25 years, Jennifer Kaufman Lesser is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended University of Miami School of Law... read more >

Daniel Lucas Marshall

Daniel Lucas Marshall
Marshall & Berry, P.A.
6600 S Dixie Hwy
West Palm Beach, FL 33405
Licensed for 17 years, Daniel Lucas Marshall is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended University of Connecticut School of Law... read more >

Robyn Rappaport Weiss

Robyn Rappaport Weiss
800 Village Square Crossing 2nd Floor
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410
Licensed for 20 years, Robyn Rappaport Weiss is a Criminal Defense and Family Law lawyer who attended The University of Iowa College of Law... read more >

Nellie Linn King

Nellie Linn King
319 Clematis St Suite 107
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Licensed for 23 years, Nellie Linn King is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Shepard Broad Law Center - Nova Southeastern University... read more >

Michelle Renee Suskauer

Michelle Renee Suskauer
Suskauer Law Firm, P.A.
1601 Forum Pl Suite 1200
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Licensed for 28 years, Michelle Renee Suskauer is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Washington College of Law - American University... read more >

William E Boyes

William E Boyes
Boyes & Farina
3300 Pga Blvd Suite 600
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410
Licensed for 48 years, William E Boyes is a Estate and Probate Law and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Mercer University - Walter F. G... read more >

Richard G Lubin

Richard G Lubin
1217 S Flagler Dr 2nd Floor
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Licensed for 45 years, Richard G Lubin is a White Collar Crime and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Georgetown University Law Center... read more >

Allen R Geesey

Allen R Geesey
1515 N Flagler Dr Suite 900
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Licensed for 40 years, Allen R Geesey is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Stetson University College of Law... read more >

Adam John Langino

Adam John Langino
Leopold Law, P.A.
2925 PGA Blvd. Suite 200
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418
Licensed for 13 years, Adam John Langino is a Civil Trial Law and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended University of Minnesota Law School... read more >

Eunice Ingrid Tall Baros

Eunice Ingrid Tall Baros
11380 Prosperity Farms Rd
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410
Licensed for 39 years, Eunice Ingrid Tall Baros is a Criminal Defense and Divorce Mediation lawyer who attended Shepard Broad Law Center - ... read more >

Lawrence Walter Duffy

Lawrence Walter Duffy
Lawrence Duffy, P.A.
11380 Prosperity Farms Rd
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410
Licensed for 40 years, Lawrence Walter Duffy is a Criminal Defense and Business Law lawyer who attended University of Florida Levin College... read more >

Kelly Vincent Landers

Kelly Vincent Landers
315 26th St
West Palm Beach, FL 33407
Licensed for 25 years, Kelly Vincent Landers is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended St. Thomas University School of Law... read more >

Marc Shiner

Marc Shiner
Perlet & Shiner,P.A
515 North Flagler Drive, Suite 701
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Licensed for 30 years, Marc Shiner is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Nova Southeastern University - Shepard Broad Law Center... read more >

Richard Tendler

Richard Tendler
The Law Offices of Richard Tendler
1555 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd., Suite 410
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Licensed for 20 years, Richard Tendler is a Criminal Defense and Federal Crimes lawyer who attended Western New England College School of L... read more >

Jeff T Gorman

Jeff T Gorman
Jeff T. Gorman Law Offices
47 SE Ocean Blvd
Stuart, FL 34994
Licensed for 17 years, Jeff T Gorman is a Criminal Defense and Family Law lawyer who attended The Catholic University of America, Columbus ... read more >

David Corey Kotler

David Corey Kotler
Schwartz, Gold, Cohen, Zakarin, & Kotler
54 SW Boca Raton Blvd
Boca Raton, FL 33432
Licensed for 22 years, David Corey Kotler is a Criminal Defense and Commercial Truck Accidents lawyer who attended Widener University Schoo... read more >

Brian Paul Gabriel

Brian Paul Gabriel
LAW OFFICE OF GABRIEL & GABRIEL, LLC
4601 Military Trail Suite 206
Jupiter, FL 33458
Licensed for 29 years, Brian Paul Gabriel is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving lawyer who attended Nova Southeastern Univers... read more >

Scott G Berry

Scott G Berry
515 N. Flagler Dr. STE P-300
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Licensed for 18 years, Scott G Berry is a Criminal Defense and Civil Trial Law lawyer who attended University of Connecticut School of Law... read more >

Ellen Dalton Roberts

Ellen Dalton Roberts
Lytal, Reiter, Smith, Ivey & Fronrath, LLP
515 N. Flagler Drive Ste.1000
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Licensed for 33 years, Ellen Dalton Roberts is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer who attended Shepard Broad Law Center - Nova S... read more >

Jared G. Dokovna

Jared G. Dokovna
The Dokovna Firm
6231 PGA Boulevard
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418
Licensed for 15 years, Jared G. Dokovna is a Criminal Defense and Family Law lawyer who attended Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law - Yeshiv... read more >

Scott Neil Richardson

Scott Neil Richardson
1401 Forum Way Suite 720
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Licensed for 41 years, Scott Neil Richardson is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended University of Florida Levin College of Law... read more >

Robert A Gentile Jr.

Robert A Gentile Jr.
224 Datura St Suite 508
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Licensed for 33 years, Robert A Gentile Jr. is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Shepard Broad Law Center - Nova Southeastern Universi... read more >

Joseph Patrick Walsh

Joseph Patrick Walsh
421 3rd St Suite 201
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Licensed for 18 years, Joseph Patrick Walsh is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended St. Thomas University School of Law... read more >

Albert Frank Winkler

Albert Frank Winkler
7750 Okeechobee Blvd Suite 508
West Palm Beach, FL 33411
Licensed for 38 years, Albert Frank Winkler is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Cleveland-Marshall College of Law... read more >
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Criminal Defense Specialty Areas

Certified Specialist in Criminal Law

Florida Bar Board Certification in Criminal Trial Law - The criminal trial law specialty certification field was established in 1987 in Florida. Under Rule 6-8.2 the term "criminal law" is defined as the practice of law dealing with "the defense and prosecution of misdemeanor and felony crimes in state and federal trial and appellate courts."


Attorneys certified by the Florida Bar in criminal trial law have meet minimum standards provided in Rule 6-8.3, including: at least 5 years of practicing law; substantial involvement in the specialty of criminal trial law (30% or more during the 3 years immediately preceding application); handling at least 25 contested criminal cases (with 20 jury trials, tried to a verdict, 15 which involved a felony, and 10 as lead counsel).


The Florida attorneys certified as specialist in criminal trial law have also submitted to peer review, passed a rigorous written examination and completed a specified number of continuing legal education (CLE) courses in the specialty area of the law.


In the State of Florida, only certified attorneys are allowed to identify themselves as "specialists" or "experts" or to use the letters "B.C.S." to indicate Board Certified Specialist. Depending on the designation earned, the attorney is allowed to use the phrase "Board Certified in Criminal Trial Law" or "Board Certified in Criminal Appellate Law."


Criminal Defense Specialty Areas

NBLSC Certification in Criminal Trial Advocacy - The National Board of Legal Specialty Certification is accredited by the American Bar Association (ABA) to certify attorneys as specialists in criminal trial advocacy.



Nonprofit Legal Associations

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Founded in 1958, NACDL is the largest organization for criminal defense lawyers fighting to preserve fairness within America's criminal justice system. The organization has more than 10,000 direct members including criminal defense attorneys in private practice, public defenders in state or federal court, U.S. military defense counsel, law professors and judges.


Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Founded in 1988, FACDL promotes excellence in the practice of criminal law while protecting the rights of the accused. Many of the top criminal defense attorneys in the State of Florida are active in this trusted organization. FACDL unites and educates attorneys in the criminal justice system in Florida.




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